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Nelliemoser Sun 21-Oct-12 22:46:31

After a little incident with my breakfast cereal this morning, (I moved the bowl too quickly.) A small amount of milk and Shredded Wheat splashed onto the arrow keys on the keyboard. I was using it a lot for photographs during the morning but the screen started sliding sideways and later if I clicked on any menu the cursor started dancing uncontrollably across the screen.

After leaving it for about 5hrs to cool down and ?dry out it is a bit better but its not right, a couple of keys don't work properly. I do hope its not too expensive a job. I can take it into the "man in the village" tomorrow but I might not be able to collect it until Thursday morning if he can fix it!
All these days without Gransnet. sad

winnibriggshouse Mon 22-Oct-12 12:43:33

Oh dear. Hope you are all mended now. Don't know what I would do without mine. Letters, blogs, forums, keeping in touch with the kids. Whatever did we do without this technology!

glammanana Mon 22-Oct-12 13:18:14

On reading your problem I now count myself very lucky to have my tablet as back up even though I don't use it very much I was bought it by mr.glamma for my birthday and thought at first it was a waste of money but when you think how easy mishap's can happen !!
If your lap-top cannot be fixed is it covered on accidental damage in your house contents insurance I have both mine covered just in case.

kittylester Mon 22-Oct-12 17:07:17

Might not help with your laptop but when my son's mobile fell into the loo as he was bending over cleaning it (!!) he put the phone in a packet of rice to dry out - and it worked!!

KateGransnet (GNHQ) Mon 22-Oct-12 17:21:15

Sorry to hear about your cereal fiasco Nelliemoser, hope you get back up and running soon!

glassortwo Mon 22-Oct-12 22:24:00

If you put your mobile in rice in the airing cupboard for a few days it drys out, but might need a huge bag of rice for your laptop. Hope you get it fixed.

I am having problems with my laptop, the cursor keeps freezing on certain sites, Yahoo, Facebook and a few random things.......... anyone know whats causing it, I have to crash everything when it happens.